Connecting the world, village by village: Five reasons why satellite is the key

1.    Reaching locations that other technologies can’t reach The very nature of satellite technology means it is often the only viable solution for areas where geography makes access most difficult. Where other methods of connectivity are either substandard, uneconomical or completely absent, only satellite communication technology can deliver affordable and reliable broadband connectivity direct-to-premises. […]

Diversification in the wave of next-generation satellites

The atmosphere beyond our blue earth is a continuing source of fascination for people and businesses alike. Two articles in Svenska Yle and Via Satellite have looked at the wave of new satellite technology – highlighting Kacific as one of the agile players making a real difference to those on the ground. There are many […]

Without satellites 5G networks won’t deliver on their potential

The promised nirvana of 5G — connecting devices, robots, sensors everywhere — cannot be delivered without satellite, says Sakato Omata, writing in Techwire Asia. Satellites are needed to realize the potential of the 5G network because the fiber cables which make up the backbone of 4G networks, have reached their economic limits. No one is saying that […]

Kacific listed by Techcrunch amongst most-funded new private satellite companies worldwide

Writing in TechCrunch, Jason Rowley explains that the technology that underlies smartphones has tangentially changed the satellite sector: “The advances made in miniaturizing technologies that put a computer in your pocket — cameras, batteries, processors, radio antennas — have also made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to launch matter into space. And investors are […]

Australasia Satellite Forum

High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific

When a High Throughput Satellite sits above them, what customers need is a channel to unlock its potential. At the upcoming Australasia Satellite Forum, a dominant discourse will be the future of satellite broadband for the Pacific and South East Asia region. ITU data reports that “developing countries saw a compound annual growth rate in […]

Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific

‘Unlocking and Securing Digital Lifestyles in a connected Pacific’ was the theme for PITA 2018 — a theme which resonated with Kacific. Unlocking the access barriers to broadband internet is a key aim for the Kacific-1 satellite and core to the Kacific company. Every year the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) AGM and Trade Show […]

SPACE & SATELLITE AU: “Kacific reveals ground infrastructure locations, new service provider strategy”

    The weekly newsletter for Australia’s satellite and space sector, SPACE & SATELLITE AU, interviewed Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux about preparations for the launch of Kacific-1. Journalist Geoff Long reported on the company’s ground infrastructure plans and potential locations, as well as a new service provider strategy that Kacific is rolling out to empower smaller […]

Kacific At PTC’18: Connecting Communities To Connect People

The key to success in underserved, low penetration, low-income markets is coordination across three dimensions. Jacques-Samuel Prolon, Chief Commercial Officer, spoke at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 40th anniversary conference in the Emerging Markets Access session to give insight into the three key dimensions for universal broadband access.                 […]

Kacific in Vanuatu: connectivity changes lives

By Christian Patouraux Connecting remote places and helping save lives is laudable work, but it also makes good commercial sense. This was the theme of my recent visit to Vanuatu for the official inauguration of the Maewo Telemedicine Project, which is powered by connectivity from Kacific. The celebration took place at Naviso Village on Maewo […]

Kacific First Service to be Powered by Newtec Dialog® Multiservice VSAT Platform

Satellite operator will use Newtec’s multiservice platform to start its affordable connectivity service to public institutions, consumers and enterprises in the Pacific SINGAPORE and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 26 April 2016. Leading satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites andNewtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, today announced they have agreed on […]

When broadband costs 100 percent of average monthly income

The recently published ITU study, Measuring the Information Society Report, 2014, is a sobering document for those interested in how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific getting connected in the information age. ITU estimates that almost 3 billion people globally are using the Internet, a penetration rate of over 40 per cent. However […]

Some thoughts after Cyclone Pam

The team at Kacific has watched with dismay at the images and stories of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands, including the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. A storm of this magnitude would cause damage anywhere, but these images, carried around the globe, show just how vulnerable Pacific Islands […]

Thoughts after PITA 2014

As PITA 2014 concludes here are three take outs from Kacific: It‘s a mix-and-match world The Pacific Islands represent a set of unique challenges to telcos and ISPS. The physical geography of the islands and the widespread distribution of populations means that no single technology can meet all needs. To provide broadband services to the […]